|Ravindra Jadeja||not out||62||28||4||5|
|MS Dhoni (C) (W)||not out||2||3||0||0|
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Ravindra Jadeja is the Player of the Match. He has been exceptional with the bat, with the ball, and also out on the field. Well deserved!
Earlier in the day, some brilliant hitting firstly by Faf du Plessis, and then some mind-blowing batting by Jadeja, in the final over of the game, where they collected 37 runs, saw Chennai finishing with a top total in the first innings. They backed that display with a brilliant performance in the field and with the ball and they won the game comfortably in the end.
Chennai was on the back foot only in the Powerplay of the run chase and even then, they snared the wicket of Kohli and Padikkal. When Jadeja and Tahir were introduced into the attack, Bangalore completely crumbled. Jadeja was on fire with the bat, with the ball, as he snared 3 wickets, and also scored a run out. Tahir complimented him well. Thakur was also very economical as he ended with figures of 4-0-11-1. Overall though, it was a complete performance in the Men in Yellow.
Bangalore got the start that they needed, but after that, there was not much assistance, from any of the batters. Padikkal went hard in the Powerplay, but after he lost his wicket shortly after, it was a complete implosion from Bangalore. None of the batters could handle the spin twins of Jadeja and Tahir and that means that Chennai ends Bangalore's unbeaten run this season.
What a display this has been by Chennai! Or should we rather say, what a display this has been from Ravindra Jadeja! He took responsibility towards the end of their batting innings and rocked Chennai to a top score, and then, with the ball and out on the field, he put up a god-like display which has propelled Chennai to the top of the table.
A length ball on middle, Siraj swings and the ball takes the inside edge and goes to short fine leg for one. CHENNAI WIN BY 69 RUNS! 122/9
A slower length ball around off, Chahal swings his blade at this and the ball takes the outside edge and goes past Jadeja at short third man for a single.
A low full toss on off, slammed away to long on for a single.
Another slower length ball on off and middle, Siraj looks to whack this one to the leg side but the ball takes the top edge and loops up and lands in the vacant deep square leg region for a couple.
SIX! That came out of nowhere, for Siraj! A slower length ball on middle, this time, Mohammed Siraj connects bat with ball nicely and the ball sails all the way over the deep mid-wicket region.
A slower ball, which takes years to arrive, outside off, Siraj looks to dig this one out, but he misses.
A length ball, on leg, flicked to deep mid-wicket for one. 111/9
And again! A back of a length ball on middle, Mohammed Siraj makes room and looks to push the ball to the off side, but he fails to connect bat with ball.
On a good length and closer to the off pole, Mohammed Siraj swings and misses yet again.
An action replay of the previous delivery. Siraj looks to bang this one away but misses.
Outside off, a play and a miss.
Length and on off, pushed through point for one.
NOT OUT! Siraj has taken the review and there was no edge there. Curran bowls a short ball around off, Siraj looks to pull this one to the leg side but he misses and Dhoni takes it and appeals. The umpire agrees as he raises his finger. Siraj opts for the review straightaway. Ultra Edge shows no spike and Siraj has suvived. 109/9
Review time! Siraj takes the review! Looked to have taken a faint outside edge. No edge, as confirmed by Ultra Edge.
Around off, worked through mid on for a single.
The batsman has just blocked that from his crease.
A good length ball on off, Chahal taps this one to point and the batters scamper through for the single. Ravindra Jadeja collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end, and hits but Chahal was in. There was no one backing up and hence, they come back for the second.
This is around off, Siraj guides this one through point for one.
A back of a length delivery outside off, Yuzvendra Chahal works this one through cover-point for one.
Length and outside off, Siraj looks to drive but gets beaten again! 104/9
A length ball, around off, Siraj looks to push the ball away, but he misses.
Full on middle, clipped to deep square leg for one.
Short of a length ball on off, Chahal punches the ball back to the bowler.
A back of a length ball outside off, Chahal swings his blade at this but he misses.
A length ball on off, pushed to point.
Strategic Time-Out! This contest is all but done and dusted. Chennai will be looking to bowl Bangalore out, whereas the Virat Kohli-led side will want to bat at least their full quota of overs. Mohammed Siraj is the last man in.
OUT! RUN OUT! Jamieson goes back now and Bangalore are 9 wickets down. A length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson looks to push this one through the off side, but the ball takes the inside edge and goes towards square leg, where Imran Tahir collects the ball. He takes aim as the batters wanted one and hits bull's eye at the striker's end. The third umpire confirms that this is out. 103/9
Is that a run out? Imran Tahir has hit the stumps. Yes, it is out!
Outside off, a slash and a miss.
SIX! This could have been another wicket but the sub fielder, Mitchell Santner stands on the ropes, as he took it and so it will be a biggie. A length ball, outside off, Kyle Jamieson slams this one to the long on region, where Santner hops and takes the catch, but lands on the boundary ropes.
A full toss around off, punched to long on for a single.
A slower length ball, around off, Chahal waits for the ball to arrive and looks to push the ball to the off side but gets deceived by the lack of pace on this one.
A slower length ball on off, Kyle slaps this one to long on for a single.
Slower short ball outside off, YC makes a leave. Not wided though. 95/8
Length and outside off, Chahal works this one to the point fielder.
PLAY AND A MISS! A good length ball, around off, Chahal looks to push this one away, to the off side, but he misses.
A back of a length ball on off, Chahal punches this one to point.
Another length delivery outside off, slapped to mid off for a single.
A length ball, outside off, Jamieson looks to drive but misses.
On middle, worked to the leg side. 94/8
NOT OUT! Chahal survives! Loopy ball on off, Chahal prods forward and looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Tahir appeals but nothing from the umpire. They take the review. The third umpire takes a lot of time to decide and finally decides that there was bat first.
Who will bowl now? Shardul Thakur comes back on.
Tossed up on off, Chahal defends it to point.
Review time! Tahir was desperate to take this and MS Dhoni obliges! It is for LBW. Ultra Edge shows that there is a nick as there is a spike as the ball is next to the bat. Will remain not out.
Flatter ball on off, Chahal defends it to mid off.
Outside off, left alone.
OUT! CAUGHT AT FIRST SLIP! Tahir gets another and it is a very good catch at first slip. It has been a complete bowling performance from Chennai. Flatter ball around off, Saini looks to punch it off the back foot but gets an outside which is taken by Raina at first slip. Very good catch.
Yuzvendra Chahal comes out at Number 10!
WIDE! Floated ball down the leg side, Saini looks to flick but misses. Wided.
On off, pushed to long off for a single. Jadeja is done with the ball for the evening. Finishes with figures of 4-1-13-3. Top, top display! 93/7
Full on middle, Jamieson heaves it to deep square leg for a single.
Full on middle, Saini drives it to long off for a single.
Loopy ball on off, Saini defends it to point.
On middle, worked to the leg side for a single.
Flatter ball outside off, Jamieson punches it to cover.
OUT! TIMBER! Tahir is off running as he gets a wicket. Short and on middle, Patel swivels and looks to pull but misses but Tahir does not as the ball goes onto rattle the timber behind. 89/7
Who comes out now? Navdeep Saini, it is.
Flatter ball on the pads, Patel looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
WIDE! Down the leg side, Patel looks to flick but misses. Wided.
Full on middle, Patel pushes it back to the bowler.
Full on middle, Jamieson drives it to long on for a single.
EDGED AND FOUR! Floated ball on off, Jamieson looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge and it flies to the third man region for a boundary.
On middle, punched back to the bowler.
Floated on off, Patel works it to point. A wicket-maiden by Jadeja! 83/6
Flighted on off, Patel pushes this ball to covers.
On off, blocked.
NOT OUT! Patel survives. This is the flatter ball and it is around off, it spins away slightly as Patel look to slash this one away but he misses and Dhoni takes it. An appeal and the on-field umpire raises his finger. Patel goes for the review straightaway and it is a good one as there is no spike on Ultra Edge, and the on-field decision is overturned.
On the pads, knocked to the leg side.
Review time! Chennai are confident that they have got another one but Harshal has reviewed it immediately. The Ultra Edge shows nothing though.
Who comes out now? It is Harshal Patel!
OUT! TIMBER! Jadeja is making a mockery of this game. It seems like it is Jadeja vs Bangalore here, and not Chennai. He did it with the bat, and now he is doing it with the ball and out on the field. This is slightly shorter and lands on leg, AB de Villiers makes room and looks to work this one to the off side. But he misses. The ball spins back in and rattles the furniture behind. The run chase has been completely turned on its head by Chennai.
Flatter on middle, pushed to long on for a single. 109 more needed from the last 10 overs. 83/5
On middle, worked to the leg side for one.
OUT! RUN OUT! Jadeja can do nothing wrong as he makes another impact in the game. Flighted on off, de Villiers pushes this one to the cover region and takes off for the single. Ravindra Jadeja takes the ball and has a shy at the striker's end and guess what? He hits bull's eye. Replays roll in and Dan Christian is short here!
This is milked to the long off region for a single.
Is that a run out? Looks close and it will be out. Jadeja is the man again!
Flighted on off, DC blocks.
Tossed up and on middle, knocked to the leg side for a single.
Tossed up and around off, Dan pushes it back to the bowler. Another top over from Jadeja, only 6 runs and the big wicket of Glenn Maxwell for him. 79/4
Strategic Time-Out! Chennai are on top here. They did not get off to the greatest of starts with Padikkal giving Bangalore a very good start but once Kohli fell, it has all been Chennai. Jadeja has been the star with the ball as well. He sent Sundar packing and now has picked up Maxwell. Bangalore need an AB special now if they want to win this game. Dan Christian can bat but it will not be easy. Dan Christian is the next man in.
OUT! TIMBER! Maxwell goes back now and Chennai are doing really well to take wickets at regular intervals. Bangalore are on the back foot here as they lose another wicket. It is also the big wicket of Maxwell and he would have wanted to stay out there for as long as he could. Bowls a full and floated ball on middle and leg, Glenn Maxwell goes on his knees and looks to slog this one to the leg side but he misses as the ball skids through slightly. Goes onto crash into the stumps behind. 113 more needed from 67 balls.
Again, flatter and on leg, AB helps this one to the fielder at deep mid-wicket for one.
Drags his length back and bowls this one middle, GM works this one through mid-wicket. One run.
FOUR! The timing on this one was perfection. This is dragged shorter and around off, Maxwell goes back in his crease and cracks this one past the man at covers, and into the ropes in the deep.
Shortish and around off, Maxwell slaps this one to the fielder at covers.
Loopy around off, pushed to point. Just 5 runs off Tahir's first over! 73/3
Flighted and full landing around off, Maxwell drills this one to long off for one.
Floated and around off, de Villiers chips this one over the vacant mid off region, towards long off for a single.
Flighted on leg, Maxwell flicks this one to long on for a single.
Flatter and on middle, Maxwell goes back and knocks this one through mid-wicket. They run very hard and come back for the double.
Shortish and around off, Maxwell pushes this one to point.
Imran Tahir is into the attack.
Around off, pushed to point. A good over for the Men in Yellow, 3 runs and a wicket off this one. 68/3
NOT OUT! The foot was in from AB. This is tossed up and it is around off and middle, de Villiers looks to push this one away but he misses. Dhoni collects the ball and whips the bails off. Replays show that the foot was well in the crease.
An appeal for stumping taken upstairs. No one looks that interested. Let's see what happens.
Shortish and on middle, knocked through mid-wicket for a single.
Tossed up and around off, Maxwell steers this one through backward point for a couple.
AB de Villiers comes out to bat now.
OUT! TAKEN! Sundar's uncomfortable stay out in the middle comes to an end. He looked to be aggressive but he loses his wicket in the process. This is tossed up and he lands it around off, Washington Sundar skips down the track and slams this one towards the deep mid-wicket region. He gets the required elevation on this, but not the distance. Ruturaj Gaikwad settles under this one and takes the skier safely. 127 more needed in 82 balls.
Flatter and around off, Sundar pushes it back to the bowler.
A couple to end the over! A back of a length ball around off, Maxwell punches this one through cover-point for a brace. Bangalore are at 65/2 at the end of the Powerplay. 65/2
There is a slight halt in play as Maxwell needs a change of bat.
Nice change up for Curran. He bowls a shortish length ball around off, slower too, Glenn Maxwell leaves it be, thinking it could be a wide. But the umpire does not think so. A dot.
Comes 'round the wicket and bowls a slower length ball on off, Glenn pushes this one to mid off.
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Maxwell and he has started off in fine fashion! This is a length delivery, around off, Glenn Maxwell punches this one through cover-point and the ball runs away to the ropes.
FOUR! Good start by Maxwell and he starts off with a boundary. This is fuller, outside off, slightly slower as Glenn Maxwell places this one through backward point. A boundary.
A length ball, outside off, Sundar dabs this one to third one for a single.
OUT! CAUGHT AT SQUARE LEG! Padikkal's innings is over! He played very well while it lasted but he needed to continue. Short ball on the pads, Padikkal pulls but does not get the elevation on it. It goes straight to square leg where Raina takes the simplest of catches. 138 needed in 90 balls. 54/2
Out comes Glenn Maxwell now!
Full ball on middle, Padikkal lifts it over mid on and picks up a couple before Faf du Plessis collects it.
Short ball around middle, Padikkal looks to pull but misses.
Full on middle, Sundar pushes it to mid on for a single.
TWO LEG BYES! Good length ball on the pads, Sundar looks to flick but it brushes his pads and it goes to the deep square leg region for a couple of leg byes.
FOUR! Poor start to the over from Shardul Thakur! Good length ball on the pads, Sundar flicks it to the fine leg region for a boundary.
Bowling change. Shardul Thakur has been introduced into the attack!
Good length ball on middle, Sundar tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Just a run and a wicket from the over. 45/1
Lovely change of pace! Slower ball outside off, Sundar looks to drive but misses.
Good length ball on the pads, Sundar looks to flick but it brushes his pads and it goes to the keeper.
Full on middle, Sundar works it to mid-wicket.
Good length ball on off, Sundar defends it to point.
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kohli falls cheaply! Bangalore were off to a good start but Kohli goes. Chennai will be happy to see the back of Virat Kohli. Good length ball outside off, Kohli looks to cut but the ball bounces slightly more, which takes the outside edge of Kohli's bat and goes to Dhoni, who makes no mistake.
Who comes out at Number 3? Slightly change in the batting order for Bangalore as Washington Sundar comes out now.
FOUR! Elegant batting from Padikkal! He has started off like a train. Short ball on the pads, Padikkal flays it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 16 off this over. 44/0
Good length ball on the pads, Kohli looks to flick but misses and it goes off his pads to the leg side for a leg bye.
Good length ball on off, Padikkal guides it to short third man for a single.
FOUR! Remarkable! This is excellent batting from Devdutt Padikkal! Short and outside off, Padikkal whacks it through extra cover for a boundary.
FOUR! Bravo cannot get there! Good length ball on off, Padikkal dances down the track and powers it over mid off. Bravo chases after it but does not get there and it goes into the fence for a boundary.
WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Padikkal looks to flick but misses. Wided.
Full on middle, Kohli works it down to long on for a single.
Full ball on off, Padikkal uses his feet and then lifts it over extra cover. Tahir chases after it and seems to have pulled it back in. The umpires want to check if it is a clean save and it is. Saves a couple of runs. A good over for the Men in Red. 18 off it. 28/0
SIX! Top class shot from Padikkal! Good length ball outside off, Padikkal powers it to deep point for a maximum.
Good length ball on off, Kohli guides it to short third man where Bravo makes a half stop. Keeps it down to a single.
WIDE! Slower ball way outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. Wided.
Length ball on off, Devdutt guides it to short third man for a single.
SIX! Catch it was the cry but it goes over the fielder at deep square leg. Great timing from Devdutt Padikkal! Full ball on the pads, Padikkal whacks it over deep square leg for a maximum.
Curran starts with a good length ball on middle, Kohli flicks it to the deep square leg region for a single.
Full ball on middle, Padikkal pushes it to the mid on region. 10 runs from the first over. 10/0
Will it be Sam Curran from the other end? Yes, it is him!
Short ball outside off, Padikkal leaves it alone. Wided.
Good length ball outside off, Padikkal punches it to cover.
FOUR! Bang! Padikkal is in good form and he needs to play well here too. Full ball on off, Padikkal whacks it to the long off region for a boundary.
Good length ball outside off, Padikkal lets it go to the keeper.
Good length ball on middle, Kohli flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
FOUR! Just the start that Bangalore would have wanted! Chahar starts with a full ball on the pads, Kohli flicks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.